Imelda Staunton

Imelda Staunton

  • Birthday: 1956-01-09
  • Place of birth: Archway, London, England, UK
  • Also know as: Ιμέλντα Στόντον

Biography

Imelda Mary Philomena Bernadette Staunton, CBE (born 9 January 1956) is an English stage and screen actress. She is best known for her performances in the British comedy television series Up the Garden Path and the films Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Vera Drake. For the latter, she drew widespread critical acclaim as Vera Drake, earning her a Best Actress Oscar nomination and a number of wins including the BAFTA and Venice Film Festival Awards for best actress in a leading role. Staunton was born in Archway, North London, the only child of Bridie, a hairdresser, and Joseph Staunton, a road-worker and labourer. The family lived over Staunton's mother's hair dressing salon while Staunton’s father worked on the roads. Staunton met her husband, English actor Jim Carter, in Richard Eyre's landmark early Eighties production of Guys And Dolls at the National Theatre. They have a daughter, Bessie, born 1993. Staunton lives with her family in West Hampstead, northwest London, and is long time friends with actor Stephen Fry, actor Hugh Laurie and actress Emma Thompson, her neighbor.

Filmography

Vera Drake

2004

As Vera Drake

Antonia and Jane

1990

As Jane Hartman

Rat

2001

As Conchita Flynn

Remember Me?

1997

As

Gypsy

2015

As Rose

Finding Your Feet

2017

As Sandra Abbott

National Theatre Live: Follies

2017

As Sally Durant Plummer

Little Bird

2017

As First Officer Simpkins

Taking Woodstock

2009

As Sonia Teichberg

Shadow Man

2006

As Ambassador Cochran

Crush

2001

As Janine

Pride

2014

As Hefina

The Virgin of Liverpool

2003

As Sylvia Conlon

Don't Leave Me This Way

1993

As Bridget Bennet

That Day We Sang

2014

As Enid

The Englishman's Wife

1990

As Stephanie

Freedom Writers

2007

As Margaret Campbell

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!

2012

As Queen Victoria (voice)

The Awakening

2011

As Maud Hill

The Girl

2012

As Alma Reville Hitchcock

Deadly Advice

1994

As Beth Greenwood

The Canterville Ghost

2022

As Mrs. Umney

A Masculine Ending

1992

As Bridget Bennet

White Other

2010

As Lynne McDermott

Three and Out

2008

As Rosemary Cassidy

A Bunch of Amateurs

2008

As Mary

Another Life

2001

As Ethel Graydon

Mouse and Mole at Christmas Time

2013

As Shrew (voice)

Amulet

2020

As Sister Claire

Peter's Friends

1992

As Mary Charleston

The Wind in the Willows

2006

As Barge Lady

Arthur Christmas

2011

As Mrs Santa (voice)

Mole's Christmas

1994

As (voices)

Shakespeare in Love

1998

As Nurse

Twelfth Night

1996

As Maria

Maleficent

2014

As Knotgrass

Murder

2002

As DCI Billie Dory

The Canterbury Tales

1998

As The Prioress (voice)

The Snow Queen

1995

As Ivy / Angorra

Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget

0000

As Bunty (voice)

Downton Abbey: A New Era

2022

As Maud Bagshaw

Blackball

2003

As Bridget

I'll Be There

2003

As Dr. Bridget

Easy Money

1982

As Mary Price

The Heat of the Day

1989

As Louie

They Never Slept

1991

As The Producer

Much Ado About Nothing

1993

As Margaret

How About You...

2007

As Hazel Nightingale

Citizen X

1995

As Mrs. Burakov

Chicken Run

2000

As Bunty (voice)

Clay

2008

As Mary Doonan

Guilty Hearts

2006

As Naomi

Paddington

2014

As Aunt Lucy (voice)

Sense and Sensibility

1995

As Charlotte Jennings Palmer

London: The Modern Babylon

2012

As Spoken Quotations (voice)

Another Year

2010

As Janet

Paddington 2

2017

As Aunt Lucy (voice)

Nanny McPhee

2005

As Mrs. Blatherwick

Comrades

1987

As Betsy Loveless

Bright Young Things

2003

As Lady Brown

Downton Abbey

2019

As Maud Bagshaw

Alice in Wonderland

2010

As Tall Flower Faces (voice)

The Ugly Duckling

1997

As Scruffy (voice)

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